Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sizzling Noodles

My kids love noodles. Afiq in particular suka makan sizzling noodles. Kalau beli kat food court, memang kena beli 2 set, kalau tidak, alamatnya tak cukup.

So last week, lepas berjimba-jimba dengan family, balik rumah masak dinner. Konsep dinner lepas penat berjalan haruslah ringkas tapi sedap. So, inilah hasilnya.. Sizzling Mee.

Resepi ni aku amek kat blog Kak Nor, secubit garam. Outcome dia? Sebijik-sebijik rasa kat food court. :)

Ingredients:-
Mee (Sapa tau mana nak beli Yee Mee.. Yang ni aku pakai mee kuning biasa tu jek)
3-4 ulas bawang putih
halia - hiris nipis-hipis
3-4 biji cili kering
3 sudu sos tiram
2 sudu kicap cair
1 sudu kicap pekat
Sawi
Ayam
2 cawan air
Cendawan kering (rendam dalam air panas)
sedikit tepung jagung + air
telur *optional

Method:-
1. Tumis bawang putih, halia + cili kering sehingga naik bau.
2. Masukkan air dan ayam, dan masak sehingga ayam lebut.
3. Masukkan sos tiram+kicap cair+kicap pekat.
4. Masukkan mee dan kacau rata.
5. Masukkan sawi + cendawan hitam.
6. Pecahkan telur sebelum hidang. (I did this for my husband only.. I like mine without egg)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was on cooking mode last long weekend. I baked, I cooked, and enjoyed it so much.

One of my to do list was baking chocolate chip cookies, for kids' lunch box. I used Nigella Lawson's recipe with alteration here and there.



Ingredients:- 
300g flour (I only used 250g)
50g cocoa powder *I added
125g brown sugar
100g castor sugar (I  used only 60-70g icing sugar)
Chocolate chips
1 tsp of soda bicarbonate
125g butter (melted)
1 egg
2 tbsp of milk
1 cap of vanilla essence

Method:-
1. Cream butter, sugar and egg
2. Slowly, add in flour+cocoa+soda bicarbonate+vanilla and mix batter well.
3. Fold in chocolate chips.
4. In addition, I add on some 'unfinished' colourful chocolate on top of the cookies. I found out that colours on Nips cholocate last, while M&M's doesn't when baked.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Fusion Oven Steam Salmon with Baked Potato, Steamed Broccoli and Garlic Bread

Dalam usaha nak menambah kuantiti makan ikan, I made this at home. Inspired by a recipe that I found in a book that husband chose at BBW sale early of the month.

Easy peasy recipe. Thanks hubster for the book. And I as usual will alter the recipe accordingly.

Ingredients:-
Salmon steak (season with salt, pepper and lemon)
1 tsp of tamarind paste
170 ml of water
3-4 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 inch of ginger (grated)
1 green chilli
soy sauce (amount depends on your taste bud)
1-2 tbsp of honey (i add this. original recipe takde)
1 tsp corn flour + 1 tbsp of water
daun bawang*  optional

Method:-
1. Preheat oven. Fill up a baking tray (tray1) with boiling water and put another tray (tray 2) in the middle of the baking tray. Arrange the salmon on tray 2. Wrap it with aluminium foil. Oven steam in the preheated oven for like 30 mins.
2. In a saucepan, dissolve the tamarind paste with water. Mix in the garlic, ginger, green chilli, soy sauce and honey. Stir well till bubbly.
3. Mix the cornflour and cook the sauce further till thicken.
4. Serve the salmon with the sauce together with baked potato, steam broccolli and garlic bread. Nyums! 


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheese Tart

Made this gem on my daughter's first birthday party. Found the resepi in mom's magazine - Saji, snapped a pic and balik rumah buat. Super easy yet yummy. As usual, altered to my preference.

Ingredients:-
60ml fresh milk
90gm cooking chocolate
226gm cream cheese (i used a block of cream cheese)
125gm icing sugar (i used 100gm, and yet I still feel I need to reduce the sugar amount)
240ml cream (i used a small box of thicken cream)
1 tsp vanilla essence
250gm digestive biscuits (I used cream-o choc biscuit + melted butter)
125gm peanut butter (I used peanut butter with chocolate)

Method:-
1.Crumb the biscuit dan padatkan as the base of the tart. Set aside.
2. Heat the milk and melt the cooking chocolate. Put aside.
3. Cream the peanut butter, cream cheese, vanilla and sugar.
4. In another bowl, whip the cream. Take 1/3 of the whipped cream and mix with no. 1.
5. Fold in the balance of cream to no.1.
6. Pour the mixture on the prepared base.
7. Pour the choc ganache. Serve chill.

Testimoni : Ada yang cakap macam makan chocolate reese.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cheesy Nachos

There was a night, we went out for dinner, as nothing was in fridge and I was not so well to cook. Afiq insisted on having steaks for dinner. (rabak poket Daddy kalau asyik nak makan cam tu sayang oii)

So, we went to this famous master chef restaurant - Chef Zubir at Wangsa Melawati. Order la few things - lamb, burger and nacho's for appetizer. Nacho's dia adalah sangat sedap, walaupun simple. Tapi makan tak puas sebab portion kecik and share anak beranak.

So I decided to give a try. Main hentam jek, based on taste bud memory. So here it goes, nacho's my version.

Ingredients:-
1 paket nachos (besar punya - I used mission wrap, flavour butter and garlic.. I think BBQ flavour would be nice too)
Chopped onion
Minced meat
Pasta sauce (In my case, I used sos baked pasta yang tak habis)
Grated mozarella and cheese
Chopped coriander leaves
Chopped red capsicum

Method:-
1. Brown the meat, capsicum and onion in olive oil.
2. Add the pasta sauce. Mix well and set aside.
3. Arrange the nachos in a microwavable container.
4. Distribute the cooked meat evenly.
5. Sprinkle with cheese & chopped coriander leaves.
6. Heat in microwave on high for 2-3 mins or until cheese melt.
7. Serve immediately.

Would be nicer (I think) if you serve it with chopped tomato + green chillies (or jalapeno).

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rosemary Grilled Chicken

Menu tatkala tidak mampu berlama-lama di dapur kerana kekangan masa. Suka cara masak macam gini!

Ingredients:-
1 whole chicken
Dried rosemary herb
Lemon
Salt
Pepper
Capsicum
Potato
Carrot
Mushroom
Olive oil

Method:-
1. Potong carrot, capsicum, mushroom & potato (i leave the skin on utk potato). Jangan potong nipis sangat. Biar gabak-gabak. :D
2. Marinade chicken with dried rosemary herb, lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil
3. Susun semua dalam tray yang dah dilapik dengan baking paper
4. Grill dalam pre-heated oven for 60mins. (Kalau ayam kecik, i think 45-50 mins is enough. kalau lama sangat nanti kering) 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Salmon in Lemon Marinade

I made this ages ago. For my dear husband.

Ingredients:-
1. Salmon steak
2. Lemon juice
3. Salt
4. Pepper

Method:-
1. Marinade salmon with lemon, salt and pepper
2. Pan fry with olive oil (skin side first till crispy, and flip to the other side when done)
3. Serve with lemon wedges and creamy mashed potato. Done!